The Digital Journalist
© Henry Diltz
James Taylor's manager Peter Asher called me one day and asked me if I could do some publicity photos of James that afternoon at his house. We started in the living room, but the music I was hearing as he finger-picked his guitar through the first roll cried out for something more organic. My friends Cyrus and Renee Faryar lived on a farm near the Cahuenga Pass, and I got us over there. We resumed in front of a small barn. As James leaned on a post in his blue work shirt, I knew I needed more than the black-and-white images I was taking. I switched to my slide show camera and the color shot I took for myself became the cover for his "Sweet Baby James" album -- another accidental album cover.